Nolan Higdon

Nolan Higdon is a professor of English, Communication, and History of the US and Latin America in the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic work focuses on nationalism, propaganda, and critical media literacy education. He sits on the boards of the Media Freedom Foundation, Sacred Heart University's Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program, the Union for Democratic Communications Steering Committee, and the Northwest Alliance For Alternative Media And Education. Higdon is ta co-founder for the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. He has contributed chapters to Censored 2013-2017 as well as Stephen Lendman’s Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III (2014). He has published articles on media and propaganda including “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind (2013),” “Millennial Media Revolution (2014),” and “Justice For Sale (2015).” He has been a guest on national radio and television programs.
  • Satire Trumps Surveillance

    Written by: Matthew Allred (California State University, Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay In March 2017, the corporate media covered “On ‘SNL’, Donald Trump Botches His ‘Independence Day’ Moment”, while the independent media covered “Wikileaks Just...
  • Tomahawk’s Stall Talks

    Written by: Matthew Allred (California State University, Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) On April 7, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered an attack on several Syrian airfields involving the use of tomahawk guided missiles. While independent...
  • Master Manipulators:

    Written by: Maksim Spivak (Diablo Valley College) Editted by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) Bowling Green, Kentucky was the site of a horrendous massacre that the news media covered up because they were in cahoots with Barack Obama. Yet, it...
  • Kardashian Recycled

    Written by: Maksim Spivak (Diablo Valley College) Editted by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) In March 2017, the corporate media devoted extensive coverage to the junk food news story of Kim Kardashian West being robbed in Paris at gunpoint in...
  • 21st Century Media Monopoly

    Written by: Michelle Halpin (Diablo Valley College) Editted by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) The Sinclair Broadcast Group will soon be allowed to have a 72% reach into U.S. households due the FCC restoring an arcane rule. Corporate television media...
  • Was the Warriors’ championship parade really what Oakland needed?

    Written by: Maximino Cisneros (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) The Golden State Warriors championship parade was a time of pride for the city of Oakland where Bay Area Warrior fans were able to celebrate together after the Warriors soundly defeated...
  • Bay Area Residents are Moving to the Pacific Northwest In Droves

    Written by: Justin Mutch (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   Admit it, you’ve thought about leaving the San Francisco Bay Area. Chances are if you live here, you have. There is no shame in that. Many of us even have...
  • Youth’s Dreams Dying in The Golden State

    Written by: Eduardo Gonzalez (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) In the San Francisco Bay Area, moving out of your parents home seems like the American Dream because, as comedian George Carlin explained, “The reason they call it the American Dream...
  • Oakland’s Beauty Project

    Written by Alex Garcia (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) In addition to police corruption, illegal dumping, and a series of other public problems and issues, Oakland, California has recently been tasked with addressing its graffiti problem. Ken Houston, the chair...